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Amanda Bynes' legal troubles could worsen with new allegations

September 19, 2012 |  4:18 am

Amanda Bynes

Actress manda Bynes, who was cited Sunday morning for driving with a suspended driver's license, could face another round of charges related to her driving escapades.

Bynes' driver's license was suspended after authorities filed two hit-and-run charges against the actress earlier this month. In addition to the hit-and-run charges, she is also facing a trial on a charge of driving under the influence.

Since her license was suspended Aug. 25, she reportedly has been spotted behind the wheel on numerous occasions. She was pulled over Sept. 9 by Los Angeles police after officers said they saw her driving without her headlights on. Officers did not check her license at the time and did not cite her.

She has had numerous run-ins with authorities.

On April 6, the 26-year-old actress was arrested about 3 a.m. after authorities said her black BMW struck the rear of a sheriff's vehicle. She was charged with driving under the influence after she refused a Breathalyzer or blood-alcohol test.

On Aug. 4, a motorist told police a vehicle driven by Bynes rear-ended and damaged her Toyota on Ventura Boulevard. The driver said Bynes stopped only briefly, declared there was no damage and drove off. Police said Bynes failed to provide insurance information or allow authorities to be called before she left. 

She was also involved in a hit-and-run on April 10, authorities said.

The latest incident occurred Sunday. Bob Hope Airport police spokesman Victor Gill said Bynes was pulled over at 8:20 a.m. She was not detained and no details were available about why officers made the traffic stop.

The Burbank city attorney's office said it has not yet received the case. But Bynes could face prosecution for driving with a suspended license.


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Photo: Amanda Bynes arrives at a Golden Globes after-party in Beverly Hills in 2009. Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press